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Nightmares: A Real-Life Alien Chestburster

Just kidding, it's not really a chestburster. It's a deep-sea hydrothermal worm. And it's not really that big. Actually, it's tiny. Probably about the size of your...
July 22, 2011

The Littlest Lil' Pac-Man You Ever Did See

This is a 3.5-micron Pac-Man. How big is a micron? At least twice as long as yourcron! *zing!* Nano PacMan made of copper oxide Scanning electron microscope...
October 7, 2010

Out Of This World!: Microscoped Insect Eggs

In photo: Julia heliconian butterfly egg, top, zebra longwing butterfly egg, bottom. In other impressive photographic news, these are insect eggs as photographed using a scanning electron...
September 2, 2010

Looks Delicious: Booze Under A Microscope

This is a series of photographs taken of alcoholic beverages under a microscope. This is tequila, but there are several more of my favorites after the jump....
June 17, 2010

13,500 Pages Of Data Etched On A 3" Disk

The Rosetta Disk is a 3" nickel disk that has been etched with over 13,500 pages of information on how to read and understand the world's languages...
May 26, 2009

Plush Microbes Don't Make VD's Less Scary

After posting yesterday's Plush Particles I got several tips asking to post the microbe versions, so here they are. They've been around for a while so you...
July 1, 2008

I'm Still Hungry: World's Smallest Ramen Bowl

Scientists in Japan recently made the world's smallest ramen bowl, with a diameter of only 1/25,000 of an inch. Which, in scientific terminology, makes it invisible except...
June 2, 2008

Uh-Oh: Nanobots To Take Over The World

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyah, of the National Institute of Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, has developed a chemical "brain" capable of controlling nanobots. This "brain", soon to be...
March 11, 2008